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  • Dental insurance
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  • Health insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Northwest Specialty Hospital is seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join our Axis Spine Clinic!

This position will be assisting in the Operating Room during spine cases, rounding in the hospital, and seeing patients in the clinic.

In this role, you will function as a healthcare provider who, working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team, is responsible for providing comprehensive care to both well and ill patients in the operating room and outpatient setting. You will use your clinical expertise in working with the patient population in the specified specialty.

Primary duties will be:

  • Administer care to patients, under the direction of their supervising physician
  • Examine patient and diagnose their condition
  • Study and interpret patient’s tests and medical records
  • Assess patient’s clinical problems, as well as health care needs
  • Provide consultation with the doctors, specialists, and other medical professionals
  • Determine necessary interventions and procedures
  • Assist with the management of surgical patients pre-operatively, intra-operatively, and post-operatively
  • Assist with the management of pain surgical patients
  • Prescribe varied forms of drugs and other treatment methods to patients
  • Provide consultation to patients and help establish a plan of care for the patient
  • Take after-hours phone calls and occasional admissions or hospital consultation

Qualifications and Preferred Experience:

  • Current licensure in the State of Idaho
  • Master’s or Doctorate’s degree from accredited Medical Program or Nursing Program
  • Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification upon hire
  • Must be able to achieve ACLS certification
  • Ability to relate and work effectively with others
  • Prior experience with Joint Commission continual readiness
  • Experience in Spine and/or Pain Management preferred

About Axis Spine and Northwest Specialty Hospital:

Axis Spine Center is North Idaho’s premiere spine surgery and interventional pain management practice. We have recently merged with Norwest Specialty Hospital, the only 5-star outpatient hospital in our region. The emphasis is to provide “patient first” specialty care. The surgeons at Axis Spine are board-certified and fellowship trained spine physicians who are committed to offering a full spectrum approach to spine care, combining interventional pain management, physical therapy, and chiropractic care.

Northwest Specialty Hospital is widely known for being a center of excellence and is proudly owned and operated by local physicians. The physicians have invested personally, professionally and financially in the care of the patients and the staff. They have dedicated their lives to creating a hospital that allows them to practice on their own terms and do what’s best for patients. Northwest Specialty Hospital includes 8 operating rooms and 32 inpatient beds, along with a variety of clinics and services throughout Kootenai County, that span across multiple specialties. Northwest Specialty Hospital has earned numerous awards for patient care, surgical skill, medical care, and employee satisfaction. Northwest Specialty Hospital has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the Inland Northwest for seven consecutive years!! Companies throughout Washington and Idaho were selected based on employee feedback about benefits, work environment, job satisfaction, and other factors. We continue to receive this distinguished honor based on our great company culture, patient focused approach, and robust benefits package!

Some of our amazing perks and benefits offered to employees are:

  • Company-sponsored events such as sporting events, BBQs and holiday parties
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with options for Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Growth opportunities, ongoing education, training, leadership courses
  • A generous 401K retirement plan
  • A variety of discounts throughout the hospital and community are available to employees
  • Wellness benefits offered to staff such as: weight loss challenge, access to a dietitian, and discount gym memberships
  • Culture that promotes and supports work/life balance

**Northwest Specialty Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.**